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Public records bill put on 'fast track'

Mar 01, 2018 - The Seattle Times

OLYMPIA - State Sen. Mark Miloscia has long worked on public-records legislation in Olympia, and earlier this session had outlined a broad framework for increasing disclosure of the Legislature's documents.

But last Thursday, when Miloscia sat down to a rare joint committee meeting, legislative leaders put before him a sweeping plan to keep some legislative records under permanent secrecy.

Despite his past work on the issue, Miloscia hadn't been consulted on the new plan, and as the ...